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Members of public paying their respects to Dolores O'Riordan in Limerick

Members of public paying their respects to Dolores O'Riordan in Limerickā€

Hundreds of people have gathered at a church in Limerick to remember Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan.

An inquest into the death of The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has opened in London, stating that a number of tests have been carried out to establish the cause of her sudden passing.

Thousands of fans gathered at a Limerick church to bid farewell to a fallen star: one who had touched their hearts, who had touched the nation. Her coffin was lined with pictures of her meeting Pope John Paul II, as well as photos of her performing onstage.

He added: "We come to offer a heartfelt greeting to a deeply loved and cherished daughter of Limerick".

Father James Walton, the parish priest in the Irish singer's home town, said a funeral mass will take place at the Church of Saint Ailbe in Ballybricken, County Limerick, at 11.30am on Tuesday. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are. According to the Irish Times, local politicians, including former ministers for defense and education attended the viewing.

Reuters/Alessia PierdomenicoIrish singer Dolores O'Riordan performs at the Ariston Theatre during San Remo's 54th Song Festival in Northern Italy.

As the church has a limited capacity of only 200 places, attendance is strictly reserved for extended family and close friends.

This will followed by a private burial in Caherelly Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her late dad Terence, who died in 2011. Subsequently the Met Police attended and they determined the death to be non-suspicious.



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